Lady Lizzie

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She felt the rage built

She was out of her mind

They would no longer

Try to run her life

Anger fueled her rage

She began to hack

Did in by her axe

Her mother and father

Never stood a chance


“Lizzie Borden took an axe

gave her mother forty whacks

when she saw what she had done

gave her father forty-one”

Always wondered what put her over the edge. Such a brutal crime in a family. I guess it reminds us all to be kind to our children.

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – hack